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USDA grants $400K to upgrade Cornell's nematode research facilities

In a visit to the Nematode Quarantine laboratory at Cornell University last Friday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, announced a commitment of $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).This critical federal investment will enable the laboratory to support vital upgrades to.....

UK seeing increased reports of potato scab

As the potato harvest in the United Kingdom progresses, there are increasing reports of widespread scab. The weather in the United Kingdom was mixed last week, with some cooler temperatures but also warm and muggy at times. Rain showers have been sporadic and widespread.The EastIn the East, good and often.....

US potato exports hit a record $1.75Bn

Exports of all United States potatoes and potato products reached a record $1,758,130,172 for the July 2016 – June 2017 marketing year. U.S. exports also achieved a record volume level of 1,712,364 metric tons (MT).At their fresh weight equivalent (FWE), this represents the movement of 71,837,331 hundredweight.....

Tenth UK Onion & Carrot Conference to take place on 14 November

The biennial UK Onion & Carrot conference and trade exhibition will take place on Tuesday 14th November 2017 at The East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.Planning is well advanced for the meeting point, conference and trade show for all involved in production or allied to these significant industries.....

Matthé Hendrikse, OTC Holland:

“Challenging season ahead due to increasing supply of organic onions”

In recent years, a considerable number of conventional onion growers have switched to growing organically. “Each year the complete supply of organic onions grows, and additionally, average yields seem very good this year. Last year, this had already caused a slight oversupply, and the big question is how.....

Kees Bijl:

“Dutch potato market under pressure because of direct supply”

The pressure on the Dutch table potato market is increasing, according to Kees Bijl from the potato trading, sorting and packing company of the same name in Sint-Annaland. “Unfortunately, the fact is that sales of table potatoes have decreased in recent years. This causes considerable pressure on the Dutch.....